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“Gingerbread was brought to Europe in 992 by an Armenian monk named Gregory of Nicopolis. French priests began making it and it spread to other parts of Europe. It arrived in Sweden via Germany; Swedish nuns used it to ease … Continue reading
And thus begins my second installation of From Scratch. Drool. The SO and I don’t eat a lot of bread. Although I do love my carbs, I grew up not being a big bread eater. I did enjoy toast, but … Continue reading
“Originally a sporting term, the phrase ‘from scratch’ means to start from the beginning without any preparation or advantage.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve used the term ‘from scratch’ without really knowing where it came from. I’ve … Continue reading
Happy Thanksgiving from the fierce Thanksgiving Lion!
“Vichyssoise, named after the French town of Vichy (pronounced Vee-shee), is a thick soup made of pureed leeks, potatoes, onions, cream, and chicken stock.” We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a massive cold front here in SGPS. The high … Continue reading
“A leavening agent is any one of a number of substances used in doughs or batters that causes a foaming action which lightens the finished product.” There are three main types of leavening agents: biological, chemical, and mechanical. Biological agents, … Continue reading